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scanty
used in The Two Towers

2 uses
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Definition
small in amount — often inadequate

or:

of clothes:  barely covering the area on which they are worn
  • At the entrance to the court he turned to the right, stepped over the stream, and strode away southwards along the feet of great tumbled slopes where trees were scanty.
    3.4 -- Book 3 Chapter 4 -- Treebeard (68% in)
  • A queer stifling feeling came over them, as if the air were too thin or too scanty for breathing.
    3.4 -- Book 3 Chapter 4 -- Treebeard (1% in)

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